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Front and Center 120 Janice Center students ‘show' off

By: Contributed Photo | Karabella Photography
Lindsey Burr comes out of a spin during a ballet routine. Lindsey was one of six dancers in both ballet and hip hop.
JEFFERSONVILLE - The Janice Center celebrated the end of its Fall programming and the holiday season with two recitals, one show and a special Christmas Music Together program. All totaled more than 120 dance, music and pre-school students participated in the holiday-themed shows and recitals during an eight-day span in December.
Christmas Music Together kicked off the holiday season with a sold-out class on Saturday, December 14.
This special program takes on a festive atmosphere with children and parents/grandparents/relatives dancing, singing, playing instruments and enjoying other activities all to holiday favorites. The morning concluded with a visit from Santa Claus who gave each child a Music Together egg shaker.
On Monday, December 16, instrumental and voice students played to a packed room at The Janice Center.
Among the instruments featured were piano and trumpet.
The following day on December 17, 13 students from The Janice Center's Stepping Tones Pre-School put on their Holiday Show at The Villa Roma.
The kids danced, sang and played instruments to a variety of holiday songs, including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Up on the Housetop and Dreidl, Dreidl, Dreidl. About 75 parents, relatives and friends attended.
On Sunday, December 22, the Ballet and Hip Hop Dance recital culminated the show's season at The Villa Roma's Club Forum nightclub with an entertaining and stylistic performance. The 70 dancers performed 16 numbers to the delight of approximately 275 attendees.
The annual recital is typically a festive event and choreographer/Janice Center co-owner Tanya Cohen always comes up with fun, engaging and challenging numbers.
This year's show included the debut of Lyrical dance as well as an electronic hip hop rendition of Carol of the Bells.
The Janice Center's Winter-Spring programming has already started with a new session of Music Together (it's not too late to join). Getting started in mid-February is Hip Hop and Ballet.
For more information on any of the Janice Center's programs, call 482-3324 or visit janicecenter.com.





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